PWS Awareness Month

May 11, 2016

May is Prader Willi Syndrome Awareness Month. Help us raise awareness and understanding of this very complex syndrome.

Gretton Homes, part of Consensus provides specialist support for people with the rare congenital disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), which is characterised by a constant desire to eat food. PWS can easily lead to dangerous weight gain, restricted growth, reduced muscle tone, learning difficulties, behavioural problems and all too often premature death – frequently as a direct result of poor health correlated to morbid obesity. To counter this, Gretton Homes provides fresh, nutritious and calorie controlled meals combined with regular visits to the local gym and swimming pool as well as regular walking. Gretton Homes also works closely with the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA) and will be supporting them during the PWS Awareness Month of May. They will be encouraging colleagues to give up treats for a week and raising funds for the association through a variety of activities.

For more information on helping PWSA raise awareness, click here.

Find out more about Gretton Homes and how we support adults with PWS here.